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Taxpayer tab growing for ‘Boeing’ ag project

October 29, 2021

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  By RICK BRUNDRETT Hugh Weathers, South Carolina’s agriculture commissioner, dubbed the project as the “Boeing of agriculture.” In touting the project in September 2020, Gov. Henry McMaster called it a “tremendous win for the local community and our state as a whole.” Sonny Perdue, then-President Donald Trump’s agriculture secretary, cited the project as a […]

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Legislative delegations control state grants totaling millions for local rec projects

September 22, 2021

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By RICK BRUNDRETT Since 2017, powerful county legislative delegations have approved a total of more than $8 million in state grants for hundreds of local recreation projects in South Carolina, records show. And as of mid-July, the delegations, made up of state House and Senate members representing a county, collectively had $5 million more available […]

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